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Hunter Sports High School

Hunter Sports High School

Personalising Pathways

Telephone02 4943 5755



Coaching Staff:

Tracey Baggs: Coach

  • Intermediate Level Coach
  • Netball NSW Development Officer
  • Greater Bank Series Championship Coach
  • Aspire Netball Coach/Mentor
  • Association Representative Coach
  • Association Representative Selector
  • National B Badge Umpire


Julie Fox: Coach

  • Intermediate Level Coach
  • Netball NSW Development Officer
  • National C Badge Umpire 
  • Lakeside Coaching Convenor
  • Lakeside U15's Rep Coach
  • Greater Bank Series Opens Coach 
  • Former Newcastle Greater and Hunter Academy player
  • Association Representative Selector

Abbie Leyshon: Coach

  • Netball Australia Foundations (NANCAF) Accreditation
  • Individual specialist coaching and clinics
  • Current NSW Premier League player for Panthers Netball
  • Past HSHS Students and part of the Netball Sports Academy 

Natasha Knight: Junior Netball Academy Coordinator

  • HSHS Head Teacher of Wellbeing and CAPAL
  • Development Level Coach


Kellie Rose: Senior Netball Academy Coordinator

  • HSHS Teacher 
  • Year 9 Advisor / Big Picture Advisor
  • Netball Coordinator at HSHS for 8 years
  • Hunter Academy and Representative player for Lakeside and Newcastle from Under 11's - Opens
  • Development Level Coach
  • Current Representative Manager for Lakeside Netball

How do I apply?

To be part of this academy prospective students need to apply online on this website. Students must participate in regular netball competitions, undertake a trial, and provide supporting documentation as detailed in the online application form. Note that students may be in any year, and acceptance and ongoing placement in the academy is based on continued academic effort, acceptable attendance levels and an excellent behaviour record.

Students are supported by a school environment which caters for the academic and welfare needs of the talented athlete, allowing them to gain a quality education whilst still pursuing their sporting dreams.